I am really enjoying my Thursday's with Dave in the studio, it reminds me of the old days when I had just started my Bonsai journey, The only thing now is Dave has a problem putting wire on trees, so I do most of the wiring, but we still discuss how we are going to style the tree we are working on.
Dave had been visiting a garden center and came across this Juniper and thought it would plant in his piece of bogwood, which featured on here a while back, I agreed with him so we got started to see if it would work.
The label says it is good for Bonsai .
The price was right.
Planted and tied in, it looks about the right size.
About half way through wiring and starting to take shape.
Finished for now.
It will now be left to recover and treated with tender loving care for a while.
I have at the moment four of Ken's trees here in my garden awaiting the forthcoming workshop with Robert in a couple of weeks time. So I have taken the opportunity to take some photos of them as they are now.
This first one a Chinese Elm [ cork bark ]
Taxus [ golden yew ]
Triple trunk Chinese Juniper.
All of these trees are looking nice, but I am sure will look even better after the workshop.
The rain actually managed to stay away for my natter night, so we were able to look round the garden, instead of me running around bringing trees into the studio.
Andy P brought this Pyracantha to be worked on, it is looking beautiful with all the red berries on.
There were three trees in this group, but Andy wanted at least one of them removed, so the smallest one at the back was taken out. This allowed us to see the bigger tree on it's own and think it will look much better as a single tree.
I decided to do a little work on this Itoigawa Juniper, by thinning out only.
This will allow more light to penetrate to the inside.
While looking round the garden I noticed this Hawthorn was changing into it's Autumn colours.
Which is the first sign that Winter is not far away.